Burroughs wins U.S. Open title in dramatic fashion

LAS VEGAS — USA Wrestling saved the best for last on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

In the final match of the U.S. Open, Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs found himself in a 6-3 hole late in his finals match against David Taylor at 74 kilos. But the 25-year-old Burroughs dug deep, picking up two takedowns in the final 30 seconds, including the go-ahead takedown with 17 seconds remaining on the clock, to win 7-6 in dramatic fashion. He was named Outstanding Wrestler of the men’s freestyle competition.

With the U.S. Open title, Burroughs, a three-time World level champion, earns a bye to the best-of-three finals of the U.S. World Team Trials. He will face the winner of the challenge tournament at 74 kilos, which is expected to include Taylor and potentially Kyle Dake and Andrew Howe. Continue reading at www.intermatwrestle.com

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